Chromax steel is a semi-stainless alloy that possesses excellent properties for kitchen knives. It is made up of 5% chromium, 1% carbon, 0.9% manganese, 1.2% molybdenum, and 0.5% vanadium. As such, it is much less reactive than regular carbon steels but offers many of the sharpening and performance characteristics of some of the better varieties, like Blue #2.
This is a simplified version of the other Chromax Santoku we sell from Takamura, in that the tang is exposed and the handle is made from pakka wood and does not feature a bolster. This results in a knife with great performance and looks, at a super deal of a price. A perfect starter knife for budding chefs, home cooks, or those wishing to take a first dabble in the Japanese kitchen knife world.
3 layers of stainless steel with Chromax in the centre core, Rockwell is 64-65.
As this knife has high carbon content, please make sure to dry it completely every time after you use to avoid getting rusts on your knife.
All knives come with one free sharpening. Avoid using on frozen foods and on bones.